The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Teens With ADHD

December 3, 2014 2:47 PM

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Recently, I met a new friend at my college, the University of Puget Sound, and during the course of our brief introduction he learned that I had ADHD. Almost without thinking he declared that ADHD does not exist and that it is not a "real condition." Naturally, I was confused by his reply and quite taken aback. For those of you following my blog here on the Huffington Post, you already know that I am a vocal advocate for millions of young people diagnosed with ADHD. For those thousands of you who have downloaded and read my free digital guide Embracing Your ADHD, you already know that teens and young adults with ADHD often feel social stigma about their condition. My mission and purpose is simple: we ADDYTeens, the term I coined for our community of young people with ADHD worldwide, need more resources, more understanding, more acceptance and less stigma.

Here I am at a very good liberal arts university that attracts open-minded, creative and smart students from around the world, located in a very progressive part of the world (the Pacific Northwest). If one of my fellow students is so misinformed, imagine how many others truly misunderstand what we ...

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